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  1. Notice of Annual General Meeting in Pareto SICAV

    The annual general meeting in Pareto SICAV will be held remotely on 28 April 2021 at 11:30 (Luxembourg time) in line with ongoing social distancing recommendations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  2. Annual report 2020

    Going into 2020, financial markets were characterised by restrained optimism, as the preceding year’s rate cuts on both sides of the Atlantic had triggered a bull market in stocks and tightening credit spreads. Soon, however, the optimism would be replaced by something that must be very close to the economic definition of an external shock.

  3. A predictable surprise

    You may have been pleasantly surprised to see that the International Monetary Fund once again upgraded their global growth estimates.

  4. Can’t see the trees for the forest?

    Long-term German government bonds, arguably one of the safest assets in the world, fell by 2.5 per cent in February. US bonds of the same maturity, 10 years, dropped some 1.8 per cent. In fact, investment grade bonds in general had a weak month.

  5. Pent-up demand

    So … former US president Donald J. Trump is finally out of the White House, after an admittedly not entirely peaceful transition. Vaccine programmes have been rolled out, although not without glitches. And stimulus measures are still working their way through markets and economies, with a powerful combination of fiscal punch and monetary greasing.

  6. The comeback kid

    Pareto Investment Fund had a very strong end to the year and ended in positive territory. In December, the fund managed to almost offset the lead to the index since the bottom in March.

  7. Sustainability report 2020

    One of our obligations as a Swan-labelled fixed income fund is to publish an annual report on the sustainability performance of the fund.

  8. Ignorant bliss

    It’s New Year’s Eve 2019 and you are tasked with producing a forecast for 2020. You then happen to meet an epidemiologist with a crystal ball, revealing that this will be the year of a disastrous pandemic.